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Michael Piggin terror trial: Jury fails to reach verdict

A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a teenager accused of plotting terrorist attacks in his home town of Loughborough.

Michael Piggin, 18, who was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome after his arrest in February 2013, denied terrorism charges, insisting he wrote about attacks to cope with bullying and tested explosives "for entertainment".

The prosecution confirmed there would be no retrial.

The teenager had previously pleaded guilty to possessing explosives and to carrying a knife in the street. He will be sentenced for these charges on 11 June.

Sophie Hutchinson reports.

  • 30 May 2014
  • From the section UK
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